Noogy

Noogy

Lives in Philippines Manila, Philippines
Works as a HR Head, Intel Corporation
Joined on Aug 11, 2008
About me:

Moved from Canon 7D to Canon 6D, but loving both cameras, including the new 100D :)

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This is for me!!!! Especially once it reaches the $3,000 price point!!! :P

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 07:48 UTC as 96th comment
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1317 comments in total)

When the 7D came out, it was a game-charger of sorts, it was ahead of its time. Its second rendition is now fielded against equally competitive models, hence I agree with the silver rating.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 04:42 UTC as 175th comment
On article Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (205 comments in total)

Good, you guys finally went really outdoors! Two thumbs up!

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 02:59 UTC as 58th comment

DPR this is your Gold Awardee, a camera with a defective design that it needed an immediate replacement.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 09:36 UTC as 7th comment
On article Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue (175 comments in total)

And this sorry saga continues. Nikon can take a thing or two from Andy Grove's "Only the Paranoid" and on how he had to swallow the bitter pill to make Intel a better, more customer-responsive company.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 15:37 UTC as 7th comment
On article Nikon D610 Review (400 comments in total)
In reply to:

aramgrg: Gold? Come on guys, nothing is changed within a year and so, but your ranking still is gold!
For instance, the same kind of changes has been made from T2i to T3I (even more substantial), but the first received gold, the second one silver, which is logical.
Would you give a gold star another t2i announced this year, say t5? I don't think so(even considering price category change).
So it will be logical to change either d610 to silver, or give no award, saying D610 is a continuation of D600 with fixed bags.
Secondly, your comparing tool at the conclusions page is totally irrelevant. Comparing D600 vs D610 nothing changes substantially, besides the value row. How will you explain me the fact that D610 received gold award, nothing has changed upon D600 to the worse, but it is half the value(even the announced price,maybe by 100$, but they have been fairly similarly priced when announced)?

Oh yes, ironically, a camera with a defective design was awarded GOLD. I think DPR has been ***** something/someone since they moved to Seattle/Amazon.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 02:43 UTC
On article Nikon D610 Review (400 comments in total)
In reply to:

Noogy: DPR please make up your mind. You gave the same gold rating to the D610's defective, flawed predecessor - the D600 and vigorously defended such rating even when I commented that I personally already knew at that point that a new camera to replace the D600's flawed design was in fact already in the works. Months later Nikon finally indirectly admitted that it was a flawed a camera that needed to be replaced asap in perhaps what can be described as the shortest replacement cycle in the DSLR world. Please restore a bit of credibility by withdrawing your D600 rating and giving it to the truly deserving D610. Imagine the irony when in the future, one of the worst DSLR bodies in history due flawed design, was at one point rated GOLD by your prestigious website!

King Penguin, I don't care what your impression is of D600. It nonetheless remains a flawed design - otherwise why would Nikon be in such a hurry to release the D610? Semicon manufacturing is a cruel science. This is wanton commercialism on the part of Nikon because if Nikon halted the intro of D600 despite their knowledge of manufacturability and quality issues of the D600, they would not have had a decent competitor to the Canon 6D. How long did it take them to correct the flawed design of the D600, which means how long did it take them to come up with the D610? So yes go ahead be happy with your D600. The fact remains its manufacturer decided to replace it ASAP. Be happy it sharpens your photography AND sensor cleaning skills. So yes be glad I am not in charge of something important. The fact remains you have in your hand a camera with a defective design, and thank God it's your money, not mine.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 02:39 UTC
On article Nikon D610 Review (400 comments in total)

DPR please make up your mind. You gave the same gold rating to the D610's defective, flawed predecessor - the D600 and vigorously defended such rating even when I commented that I personally already knew at that point that a new camera to replace the D600's flawed design was in fact already in the works. Months later Nikon finally indirectly admitted that it was a flawed a camera that needed to be replaced asap in perhaps what can be described as the shortest replacement cycle in the DSLR world. Please restore a bit of credibility by withdrawing your D600 rating and giving it to the truly deserving D610. Imagine the irony when in the future, one of the worst DSLR bodies in history due flawed design, was at one point rated GOLD by your prestigious website!

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:00 UTC as 61st comment | 5 replies
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AbrasiveReducer: I hope a business student somewhere is following this. We'll never know but it would be interesting to compare the cost of admitting the problem up front vs. denying it and having to fix it anyhow.

Even more interesting would be the thought process that led them to believe their customers would accept the situation. To be fair, the intensity of Nikon fans may have misled them somewhat.

I wouldn't be surprised if the EU played a role in this too, because they are far less forgiving of warranty shenanigans.

Andy Grove's "Only the Paranoid" is a riveting admission of how Intel once faced a similar situation, tried to dodge the bullet, and eventually became a better company because of it.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2014 at 09:07 UTC

And to think I was once clobbered in the Nikon forum when I shared an internal knowledge that Nikon knows the D600 had a design defect yet was brought to market! The D610 corrected the design flaw of D600. Semi-conductor manufacturing is a lot of quality test and failure analysis. I wonder how the D600 ever got the "manufacturable" go signal, which eventually led to them putting it on high volume manufacturing mode. It should not have been brought to market without having fixed such flaw. However, delaying the D600 release would have meant that Nikon would not have had any model to compete with Canon 6D. The Canon 6D came out in the latter part of 2012. The corrected D600, which is the D610, came out just months ago - thus imagine the amount of time that would have past without a competing model from Nikon on the entry level FF camera model segment. Hence they chose the greedy path, sell as many D600s despite the design defect.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 16:02 UTC as 31st comment
On article John Stanmeyer wins World Press Photo of the Year (82 comments in total)

Apple's designer once said "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." This photo deserves my applause.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 00:55 UTC as 2nd comment
On article John Stanmeyer wins World Press Photo of the Year (82 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ron Wischer: Migrants and Cell Phones ?
Isn't that like
Poverty and Savings Bonds...

Really? Last that I know, the mobile phones of people in Thailand are much more updated than those found in the US. I think the US is still half a generation behind the latest and the greatest mobile phone models. It's probably because of the stupid carrier subsidies mentality. Hardly anyone buys subsidized models in Asia because it's so easy (and it's much cheaper) to buy unlocked ones.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 00:53 UTC
On Connect post Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review (102 comments in total)

I own a Nokia 1520. It is an amazing smartphone, for its camera and for watching videos during my travels. I own three DSLRs (one FF, two cropped), one mirrorless camera and a Galaxy Note 3 - that I eventually gave my wife. All criticisms hurled at DPR for doing this and towards the device itself - I had to personally use the phone for a few hours before I decided to buy one. It fits my usage model (60-70% business which means lots of emails, editing native MS Office files and web surfing). It is great for instant photo opportunities with friends when I don't have my DSLR with me. It takes HD videos like a number of other smartphones. It excels at everything I want it to do. I will never be rich enough for a smartphone to be custom-built for me :) But after using the Nokia 1520 for a month now, it's the closest smartphone that ever came to that! Thanks DPR for this review!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 13:42 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review (102 comments in total)

I own a Nokia 1520. It is an amazing smartphone, for its camera and for watching videos during my travels. I own three DSLRs (one FF, two cropped), one mirrorless camera and a Galaxy Note 3 - that I eventually gave my wife. All criticisms hurled at DPR for doing this and towards the device itself - I had to personally use the phone for a few hours before I decided to buy one. It fits my usage model (60-70% business which means lots of emails, editing native MS Office files and web surfing). It is great for instant photo opportunities with friends when I don't have my DSLR with me. It takes HD videos like a number of other smartphones. It excels at everything I want it to do. I will never be rich enough for a smartphone to be custom-built for me :) But after using the Nokia 1520 for a month now, it's the closest smartphone that ever came to that! Thanks DPR for this review!

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 13:42 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Sample Gallery: Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone images (64 comments in total)

I have been using the 1520 for a couple of weeks now. I have been able to take really decent photos with it so far. Outdoors it would be hard to tell which photo is taken by a "proper" P&S and this phone. In darker scenery it runs into usual noise problems (but I can shoot with it through ISO1600 with really usable images, which I had hardly been able to do with my previous smartphones). This runs on Windows Phone 8, btw. It is also a centimeter taller than my Galaxy Note 2. It is as big as HTC One Max but thinner. I have relatively long fingers so I find the phone comfortable to use and hold. But clearly a phone this size, plus WP8, is not for everyone, so it is best you try for a few minutes before you buy. I got a black unit with a matte body not the "slippery" red body that was featured in this review.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2014 at 07:23 UTC as 17th comment
On Connect post Sample Gallery: Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone images (64 comments in total)

I have been using the 1520 for a couple of weeks now. I have been able to take really decent photos with it so far. Outdoors it would be hard to tell which photo is taken by a "proper" P&S and this phone. In darker scenery it runs into usual noise problems (but I can shoot with it through ISO1600 with really usable images, which I had hardly been able to do with my previous smartphones). This runs on Windows Phone 8, btw. It is also a centimeter taller than my Galaxy Note 2. It is as big as HTC One Max but thinner. I have relatively long fingers so I find the phone comfortable to use and hold. But clearly a phone this size, plus WP8, is not for everyone, so it is best you try for a few minutes before you buy. I got a black unit with a matte body not the "slippery" red body that was featured in this review.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2014 at 07:23 UTC as 17th comment
On article Want to remember something? Don't take a photo (183 comments in total)

Say that to me when I'm 85 years old!

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 01:23 UTC as 24th comment
On article Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? (257 comments in total)

Full frame camera the size of 100D - that will be worthy of an unveiling.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 02:44 UTC as 45th comment
On article Nikon D610 real-world and test scene samples (59 comments in total)

How come the drop-down box for camera comparison in your studio scene does not include the Canon 6D? It includes APS-C models such as 700D, yet omitted the direct competitor from Canon. Error of omission or commission? Afraid that just like in your review of the oily slimy Nikon D600, that the Canon 6D will actually prove to have better image quality on high ISO, against your judgment?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 04:53 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Nikon D600 In-Depth Review (21 comments in total)

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/nikon-d610/

Cheers to DPR for the gold rating of D600 - a clearly defective camera by design and component. The link above is the implied admission from Nikon. Next time raters from DPR, it is better that you state "we withhold any final rating on this camera at this time until we see a conclusive fix from Nikon" or something like that and save yourselves the embarrassment.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 14:51 UTC as 13th comment
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